JAN
20

Legacy: Alan Hart

Reflecting on Alan Hart's impact and legacy.

JAN
15

Reinvest in B.C. by making carbon tax revenue neutral again

Read the latest op-ed in the Vancouver Sun by Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO Bridgitte Anderson on the rising costs squeezing B.C.'s smaller businesses and the need for action.
NOV
20

Vancouver's other land crisis

Read the latest op-ed in the Business in Vancouver by Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO Bridgitte Anderson on the current industrial land crisis facing our region.
NOV
07

One-to-one with Susan Tohyama

Susan Tohyama is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Ceridian. Susan is a highly accomplished leader with a proven track record of driving organizational transformation with some of the world's top brands. 

NOV
03

Update on British Columbia Pay Transparency Requirements

Beginning on November 1, 2023, in accordance with British Columbia's Pay Transparency Act (the "Act"), employers will be required to specify the expected salary or wage or expected salary or wage range, as well as any other information prescribed by regulation, for any publicly advertised job opportunity.
OCT
26

2023 Business Distinction Award Recipients announced

On October 25, 2023, the Vancouver business community gathered at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront for the annual GVBOT Business Distinction Awards.

The awards were presented to businesses that have gone above and beyond to set themselves apart in one of seven distinct categories.

SEP
22

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion: A Year of Impact at the DLC

A message from Rob Chiarello, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) and outgoing co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
SEP
08

Empowering Local Businesses

A message from Kim Osborne, CEO of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. and outgoing Chair of the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS) program by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
SEP
05

What B.C. Businesses Need to Know About the EV Transition

British Columbia is leading the way in Canada's shift to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Statistics Canada says that nearly one in five of all new vehicles registered in the province in the first quarter of 2023 was a ZEV, the highest percentage in the country.

There is still a long way to go in the transition to electric vehicles—and businesses need to consider how ZEV sales targets, provincial and federal incentives, B.C.-wide charging infrastructure and new regulations and legislation could affect them.
AUG
25

Measuring Inclusivity Diversity and Equity Progress: New Challenges, Fresh Opportunities

For years, if not decades, companies have used data to hold themselves accountable for diversity initiatives under the adage, "What gets measured gets done." Companies now have digital tools to collect and access Inclusivity Diversity and Equity (ID&E) data more efficiently and face regulatory requirements requiring ID&E metrics, such as pay transparency legislation. As companies face increasing pressure to collect and use ID&E data, it's important to proceed carefully and thoughtfully.
JUL
03

Unleashing the Leader Within: A Journey of Growth

In the world of sports and community engagement, my journey has been an incredibly fortunate one. What started as a two-year working holiday in Canada became a fulfilling career with the Vancouver Whitecaps. I had the privilege of being part of their business development team and now the Canucks as the Director of Premium Sales & Experience. I firmly believe that sports organizations should be pillars of their communities, using their influence to drive positive change. Reflecting on my professional growth, I can confidently attribute a part of my success to the transformative experience of GVBOT's Engaged Leadership Program.

JUN
12

AI vs. AI for your business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) drives transformative results for business, whether its with faster and deeper analytics for stronger supply chains, heightened cybersecurity defense, or improved customer service. Still, we are at a pivotal moment for how AI is – and will be – used for cross-industry, cross-enterprise. For some, there is a lack of clarity as to what impact it can have. Business leaders can feel overwhelmed, underprepared, and unsure how to best utilize AI, but know they need accurate results they can trust that can easily be adapted to new scenarios and use cases. ChatGPT and other generative AI capabilities have woken businesses up to the possibilities that AI offers, but consumer use cases are not where the real transformational powers lie.

MAY
23

Opportunities for British Columbians

Major projects like Woodfibre LNG and others underway across British Columbia provide real opportunities for local employment and procurement contracts, including for workers that otherwise might have to leave their hometowns to find steady work in their industry.

MAR
29

What you need to know about the 2023 Federal Budget

On March 28, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released Canada's 2023 budget and fiscal plan, A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future. 

MAR
29

Becoming a leader of tomorrow - Avedeep Nijjar

Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) has been one of the most impactful programs in my life. As a student who is in the final year of their undergrad, to find a career in finance, I knew that I need to build my network and hone my leadership skills, but I wasn't sure how to do it. That's when I heard about the LOT program and decided to apply. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
MAR
27

Embrace collaboration and technology to create meaningful change

We've seen over the past year or so how businesses in Greater Vancouver and across the province are grappling with the challenges posed by economic uncertainty, rapid technological change, skills shortages, supply change disruption, increased demand for sustainability and more. In the face of these challenges, government, industry, and business leaders must improve collaboration to cultivate an environment that supports business development and growth, while also leveraging provincial resources in a sustainable and effective manner.
MAR
21

Women's History Month Spotlight - Lorna Clamp

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our next profile in our series features Securiguard Services Ltd.'s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Culture, Lorna Clamp.

MAR
14

Women's History Month Spotlight - Michelle Ng

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. The next profile in our series features Vancouver Foodie Tour's Chief Experience Officer & Founder, Michelle Ng.

MAR
09

What Budget 2023 Means for Your Business

On February 28, the Government of British Columbia released its 2023 budget and fiscal plan, StrongerBC for everyone. Building on its previous commitments, Budget 2023 proposes a range of measures focused on areas related to public healthcare, mental health and addictions care, housing affordability and affordability for B.C. families, public safety, and attracting and retaining labour to B.C. through the Future Ready plan.

MAR
08

Women's History Month Spotlight - Jennifer Cudlipp

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our first profile features LifeLab's Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer Cudlipp.

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